One of the southern suburbs of Brisbane, Greenslopes, is situated 5 kilometres south of the central business district. The eastern and southern side of the suburb is mostly composed of hilly terrains and slopes down to Norman Creek. The eastern border of the suburb is marked by the Pacific Motorway while Logan Road cuts through the center and meets the Old Cleveland Road up north.
Given its close proximity to the CBD and with two hospitals in the area, Greenslopes has become one of the best places to live in for medical practitioners in Brisbane. The suburb is residential for the most part with a mix of industrial and commercial areas. The suburb is also known for Stones Corner, a multicultural strip of shops, cafes and restaurants.
As stated on localstats.com.au, results from the 2011 census revealed that Greenslopes had a total population of 8,565 people, 50.8% of which were females and 49.2% were males. The median age of the suburb was 32 years old, 5 years below the Australian median at the time.
- Income ($/weekly): An average household living in Greenslopes had a weekly median income of $1,365, with an individual median income of $769 weekly.
- Employment: Of the people living in Greenslopes who qualified as being in the labour force, 64.4% were employed full-time and 26.5% were part-time workers. The suburb had an unemployment rate of 4.7%.
- Lifestyles and People (Top 5): The biggest percentage of people living in Greenslopes is made up of Independent Youth (25.6%); followed by Maturing & Established Independence (22.0%); Older Independence (10.7%); Elderly Singles (10.3%); and Maturing Couples & Families (9.7%).
Going in and around of Greenslopes by car is made easy with its access to the Pacific Motorway, Logan Road and Old Cleveland Road making it the top pick for most commuters. Given its access to these roads means even greater commuting frequency by bus. Greenslopes is also filled with a network of bikeways for cyclists and pedestrians. The Buranda train station is also located just north of the suburb.
The suburb has one public school – Greenslopes State School, which caters to students from Prep to Year 6. Although there’s no public high school in the suburb, there are multiple high schools in the surrounding suburbs. There are numerous private schools around Greenslopes to choose from, such as Loreto College, located east of the suburb, and Anglican Church Grammar School, also known as Churchie, located up north.
Greenslopes is close to the city and is connected by major roads leading up to the CBD – an excellent choice for commuters. Also, Greenslopes Private Hospital and the nearby Princess Alexandra Hospital makes the suburb a top-pick for health professionals.
A shopping centre with multiple shops and restaurants is located along Logan Road for those wanting to shop and dine out. Greenslopes has a long stretch of parks with bikeways on the eastern part of the suburb, which is great for families who want to relax over the weekend. There is a pool located up north and some fitness centres scattered around the suburb.